Alice Waters has been advocating for natural farming and gardening,
since the seventies. She has been best known for her support of local,
organically grown food choices. She is considered the “Mother of the
Farm-to-Table Movement.” Her vision includes having children become
part of gardening projects and creating sustainable garden school
programs for schools.
Alice Waters is responsible for the opening of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse
back in 1971. She was considered avante garde then, with a vision and
Alice has put into action another equally valuable program while
supporting her beliefs. I was excited to learn something new about
this innovative woman’s spreading a healthy message in wider and
more expanded ways. Reaching out to schools and city children is
a great move right now.
Thousands of United States’ classrooms have become part of Alice
Water’s “Edible Schoolyard Project.” Students, ranging from younger
ages, in elementary schools and beyond, are learning how to grow
and cook ‘real’ food. I do realize that there are a lot of ‘country kids’
who have known this all along!
Alice’s goal is to ‘plant the seed’ of healthy and wholesome living
in this next generation. She believes that this is such a worthy
cause to ‘fight for.’ I just wanted to help her along and champion
I had just written about our local Delaware Community Market’s
plot of land, where last year children in gardening gloves and
work aprons dug into the dirt and planted seeds and seedlings.
Their goal had been to “grow a pizza garden.” I hoped by passing
this idea on, it would become a way for families and communities
to connect children. Making the chores of weeding and gardening
more fun as a team with a goal in mind. Especially if their focus
was on the finished food items.
I had suggested for Cinco de Mayo, to start a “Taco Garden.”
While sitting in the doctor’s office today, I saw March, 2014’s copy
of “Prevention” Magazine with information about Alice Waters. This
is yet another resource on this subject to introduce to some who may
have not heard of her. I enjoy all the delicious and nutritious
recipes that are ‘good for you,’ every time I get a chance to read
The “Postscript” for the magazine has a photo of Alice Waters and
the article is entitled, “A New Harvest.” Tall green plants, with
sunflowers and trees behind her, with her smiling profile captured
To find out more, please check out Alice Water’s website:
Hope the weather won’t be too chilly in your neighborhood, that you
may get out to take a lovely hike and enjoy some Spring flowers!
I am hoping to have a grand time touring among the artists, crafts-
persons and artisans with their displays and booths tomorrow at the
Delaware Arts Festival. I enjoyed my walk to the library, noting all
the Ohio Wesleyan Alumni filling the local restaurants and walking
about town. Wonder if there are many who were rowdy and remember a
Maybe in the seventies, while Alice Waters was ‘preaching’ about
subjects that only hippies who lived on communes and people who
lived on farms were interested in. She was bandying around words
like, “ecological,” “natural fertilizer,” and “sustainable.”
I have mentioned to a few of my friends who complain about all the
rain and wind, expecting to see the 30 degree mark possibly along
with the Full Moon tonight:
“Come on! It is Spring until June 21st, expect incredible weather
On the other hand, I hope that all the ones who have had drought out
West with fires, too much rain or tornadoes, and other truly dangerous
weather conditions, through it all…
You have been safe and sound.